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Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
How can I correct the wrong sqft info of the house?
You are looking for a "legal" way to make a seller, from a deal you cancelled, change the information on his home's listing?

I don't really see what you can do.
You already reache ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 16, 2014 Home Buying in 12211
Gary Birtles, Other/Just Looking in Scottsdale, AZ
Gary Birtles answered:
What is the average cost of a real estate attorney for the a house closing in Albany, NY or the surrounding area? Is $750 reasonable?
I'm not sure what the cost is in your area. I know price can change depending on the situation. I recommend getting some estimates before settling on a price. Make sure you aren't payin ... more
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Sally Grenier, Real Estate Pro in Lafayette, CO
Sally Grenier answered:
In NY what is the name of condonimium title called?
Not sure what you're referring to? Can you explain?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 28, 2014 Home Buying in Albany
Danielle Nic…, Real Estate Pro in 63017
Danielle Nicholl answered:
What kind title Condo has ? What is HOA? Does HOA includes taxes?
Condos are usually managed by a condo association (HOA stands for home owners association). Every condo development will have it's own rules & regulations that are managed by the associ ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 28, 2014 Home Buying in Albany
gyakup, Home Buyer in Colonie, NY
gyakup asked:
What kind title Condo has ? What is HOA? Does HOA includes taxes? I nee info about condo? Is it easy to rent, sell condo?
Condo or single family house?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 28, 2014 Home Buying in Albany
Ernie Behrle, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Ernie Behrle answered:
I really want to buy a home
Have you checked your credit? My understanding from several lenders I know is that foreclosures and short sales should remain as a credit hit for only 3 years. Now if the foreclosure ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 6, 2014 Home Buying in Albany
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
verbal offer and responses?
All serious offers should really be in writing and accompanied by a mortgage pre-approval letter, or proof of funds if purchasing with cash....
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 30, 2014 Home Buying in Albany
TerriVellios…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
TerriVellios.Com answered:
Condo over looking my backyard - resale value
It will affect your value however what that amount is can only be determined at the time of the market. Meaning in a high demand for property it affects is less and a low demand more. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 18, 2014 Home Buying in Albany
Toby Xavier, Home Buyer in Albany, NY
Toby Xavier asked:
Condo vs Single Family - Home Buying 350k for a single family home, 2 car garage and a yard and is deep in the woods. 260k for a condo, single car garage and around 150 HOA fees. Square footage wise, approximately both are…
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 6, 2014 Home Buying in Albany
Janice L. Co…, Real Estate Pro in 12205
Janice L. Cohen answered:
Where do you go to find a great Slate Roof Repaired?
To Zachary.... just gave your dad's name to another realtor. I kept the contact info....
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 1, 2014 Home Buying in 12211
Alexander H.…, Real Estate Pro in 12203
Alexander H. Monticello answered:
Could someone explain how taxes are calculated in NYS? Is there a tax rate that is used throughout?
Generally there are both a city/town tax and then a school district tax. Technically there is a 2% tax limit on the levy increase, however there are many exceptions that can allow a mun ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 5, 2014 Home Buying in Albany
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Is Hamilton St loaded with students?
Visit a neighborhood several times to get a sense of belonging. Check out area statistics; real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 5, 2013 Home Buying in Albany
Nina Lee, Real Estate Pro in Albany, NY
Nina Lee answered:
I need a condo or townhouse in Albany
Shout out to Brooklyn! I sometimes take the Albany--Chinatown, NYC bus and visited Brooklyn a couple of months ago.

Alexander is right about townhouses mostly being in the suburbs of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 8, 2013 Home Buying in Albany
William Keal, Real Estate Pro in Guilderland, NY
William Keal answered:
What would owners take for "cash in hand"?
The only way to find out is to make an offer and work it through.
Call me at 518-253-3664 and let's see if we can make it yours. BILL
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 7, 2013 Home Buying in Mansion Area
Jessica Bate…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Jessica Bateman answered:
Who has the best mortgage rates consistantly?
A broker with large mortgage company contacts. Lending tree sells your info to like 5 companies but I recommend all my clients to check with The Lenders Network. They have gotten a lot ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 19, 2013 Home Buying in 12211
Alexander H.…, Real Estate Pro in 12203
Alexander H. Monticello answered:
What are the prospects for long term growth for city of Albany in terms of real estate? Is it a "good market" to invest in the next 3 to 5 years?
Here is some information about the Capital Region Real Estate market. You can check out my blog below for the full article and monthly updates on the market.

Pending Home Sales Hit ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Jul 1, 2013 Home Buying in Albany
Deborah Law…, Real Estate Pro in Slingerlands, NY
Deborah Law Fontes answered:
how can a post a rental home on your site?
If you are referring to my personal website you cannot post it yourself. We would need to sign a rental listing agreement that allows me to post it on the MLS and market the property f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 30, 2013 Home Buying in 12208
Dennis Evans, Real Estate Pro in Clifton Park, NY
Dennis Evans answered:
how much is 266 lark street?
Dear Serignesow,
This property was taken off the market some time ago, However many options are available...
1) I could contact the last listing agent and see why the property was tak ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 27, 2013 Home Buying in Center Square
Martina Ryan, Real Estate Pro in Queens, NY
Martina Ryan answered:
If a house is priced at 140.000, but then the price is reduced to 119, or even 110.000, can the taxes be based on the price you pay for it?
You need to contact the city tax department & ask to have the tax re assessed.
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 20, 2013 Home Buying in Albany
Alexander H.…, Real Estate Pro in 12203
Alexander H. Monticello answered:
Do merrini Builders in Albany , New York really negotiate ?
Definitely get a buyer's agent to assist you. You want to make sure you have an advocate who can represent your interests, without having an existing relationship to the seller (or buil ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 24, 2013 Home Buying in Albany
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